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Brie en Croute with Cranberry Jam


  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 brie en croute 1x

Description

Want to make a special appetizer for a party? A warm brie en croute with cranberry jam is a fun recipe everyone will love.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 8-ounce wheel brie
  • 1/4 cup cranberry jam
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed in the refrigerator
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  1. Whisk the egg in a bowl and set aside. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Place the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Lightly flour the top. With a rolling pin, roll out the puff pastry in a square shape until it is about 2 inches wider than the circumference of the brie on all sides. Depending on the original size and shape of your puff pastry, you may need to trim the edges to get the appropriately sized square shape. Reserve any excess for decorations.
  3. Spread the jam thinly and evenly in the center of the puff pastry in a circular shape slightly smaller than the size of the brie. Place the brie on top of the jam.
  4. Fold one corner towards the center. Brush a thin layer of the whisked egg on top of the tip of one corner. Fold the opposite corner on top, gently pressing so the corners stick together. Brush another thin layer of the egg on top. Repeat, folding the other opposite corners. Fold up any excess dough, pressing into the brie.
  5. Carefully flip over the brie so the smooth side is now facing up. Use your hands to gently press, shape, and mold any excess dough towards the bottom of the brie, making sure the top and sides are completely smooth.
  6. Using the cut excess puff pastry, create any decorative shapes you wish. Brush the bottom of each shape with the whisked egg, and stick on top of the brie. Reserve the remaining whisked egg.
  7. Carefully wrap the brie in plastic wrap and freeze for about 1 hour to chill and harden the pastry and cheese. The pastry should be completely firm to the touch.
  8. While the pastry is chilling, preheat oven to 400°F.
  9. Remove the brie from the freezer and place on the prepared sheet pan. Thinly brush the top and sides with the whisked egg.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350°F. Bake for another 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is puffy and is a deep golden brown color.
  11. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes to slightly cool down the cheese. Transfer to a serving platter and serve while still warm.
  • Category: Cheese
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Appetizer

Keywords: brie en croute, cheese, puff pastry, cranberry jam